Churchill tells: Someone had my credit card details

GAPDL chief executive Glenn Churchill knows what it feels like to be the target of cyber crime.

"I fell victim to credit card fraud," he said.

"I was working in Biloela at the time and when checking my NAB statements saw something amiss.

"My wife asked me why I'd been eating at this Lutwyche Chinese takeaway quite a bit.

>> Cyber crime is on the rise in regional areas

"We looked into it and there was a regular debit from our bank for an amount that was quite substantial. When I rang the business they said my order was ready for pick up.

"Someone had actually got my credit card details from online or wherever, and was using it on a regular basis for their pleasure. It made me ropeable."

Mr Churchill said he wanted to catch the fraudsters in the act and even contemplated driving to the restaurant.

"But I was instructed to ring the bank and just get my money back," he said. "I got my money back but where's the criminal?"

Mr Churchill said this was not the first time he had been targeted.

When travelling to Attenborough with his wife, an ATM machine swallowed their card. He found out someone had developed the technology to capture cards in bulk.

IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE:

  • One in five Aussies are victims of some sort of cyber crime
  • Online romance fraud costs the Australian economy $7million every month
  • Australia loses $1.65billion every year to cyber crime


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